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Archive for April, 2012

4/29/12 Bird flu virus controversy

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Gregory Eastwood, MDRosemary RochfordGregory Eastwood MD and Rosemary Rochford PhD discuss the recent controversy about researchers turning the bird flu virus into a form that is easily transmissible among humans.



4/29/12 McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ann Botash, MDPediatrician Ann Botash and child advocate Julie Cecile discuss the various forms of child abuse – neglect, physical, emotional and sexual, and tell us how to recognize the symptoms.

Read more about:
McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center

To Report Suspected Child Abuse:
If a child is in immediate danger, Call 911
Onondaga County Hotline: 315-422-9701
New York State Hotline: 800-342-3720


4/29/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill reminds us to take time, make the time, for what’s really important in life.

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4/22/12 The ABC’s of vaccines

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Infectious disease specialist Mitchell Brodey discusses the ABC’s of adult immunizations – which ones are right for you?

2012 Adult Immunization Schedule, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


4/22/12 Upstate opens clinical trials for foot drop

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Margaret Turk, MDAdults who have had a stroke and are experiencing a condition commonly referred to as foot drop may be eligible to participate in the Upstate Medical University INSTRIDE Stroke study that compares the use of a functional electrical stimulation (FES) device with an ankle-foot orthosis, considered the standard of care for foot drop.  Margaret A. Turk, MD, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is leading Upstate’s participation, and will explain the study and how you can participate.

The INSTRIDE Stroke study is sponsored by Innovative Neurotronics Inc. For more information about the study, contact Lynne Romeiser Logan, PT, PhD, at Upstate Medical University at loganl@upstate.edu. Physicians who wish to refer a patient may have the patient call the study screening line at 877-318-7615 for inclusion into the trial.  Read more about the study in UpstateOnline.


4/22/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill talks about laughter, negative emotions and a happy heart.

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Read the studies:

Study #1: Anger predicts long-term mortality in patients with myocardial infarction
Study #2: Laughter and Therapy Could Go a Long Way for the Heart


4/15/12 Incontinence and treatment options

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Shane Sopp, MDDr. Shane Sopp will discuss incontinence, and its impact on women who suffer from it.  He will also share methods of treating it — specifically the mesh products that have been used in “sling” procedures and problems that existed with the early versions.   View Dr. Sopp’s website.




4/15/12 What women need to know about thyroid disease

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Roberto E Izquierdo, MDPediatric endocrinologist Roberto Izquierdo talks about thyroid cancer – the fastest growing cancer in women – and the theory that this increase could be related to the use of dental xrays and mammograms.

Read more about: The Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate Medical University


4/15/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill tells us how he turned some memorable moments into four tiny friendships.

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4/8/12 The Healing Muse

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDr. Deirdre Neilen, editor of Upstate’s award-winning literary journal The Healing Muse, shares prose selections from its 11th anniversary issue.

Order Your Copies Today! – for more information, call 315.464.5404


4/8/12 Are we going too far to get organs for transplant?

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Arthur Caplan, PhDRenown bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan from the University of Pennsylvania will be in Syracuse for a special seminar sponsored by Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities on April 12.   Dr. Caplan talks about the ethics of the allocation of organs for transplant.

Read more about:
Dr. Caplan’s seminar on April 12: “Are We Going Too Far to Get Organs for Transplant?”
Dr. Caplan’s article: How Target-ed advertising strips away our privacy


4/8/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill: Nursing homers are weird….or great expectations no more.

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